Leona Sevick

Leona Sevick is the winner of the 2017 Press 53 Poetry Award for her first full-length collection of poems, Lion Brothers. Her work appears in The Southeast Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Spillway, Orion, Blackbird, Shenandoah, and The Southern Review. Her work also appears in the The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks.



The wasps are dying in my son’s bedroom, and each morning I rush to collect them before he wakes and finds them on the floor. On my knees, cheek pressed to Continue reading